Microsoft have officially announced the launch of a new development studio in Vancouver. The studio is lead by EA veteran Mike Crump and is called Black Tusk Studios. Crump starting putting together the studio together alongside four other EA veterans, and the team slowly grew to 55 members before Microsoft decided to launch it as a separate studio. The team is working on 'The Next Big Franchise' which will be built from the ground up and is still a mystery to the public. Crump also revealed plans of developing the next Halo.